Sintiger said:I was watching Sky new last week when the spill was on. Niki Savva from The Australian was on and she let her guard down a couple of times.
The term "we" came from her mouth on more than one occasion when referring to the Liberal party
scottyturnerscurse said:No-one went harder on Abbott than Savva.
which is sort of my point.poppa x said:Understandable.
She was Peter Costello's advisor.
I heard Grame Richardson use the word "we" when talking about Labot too, On Sky news.
tigersnake said:A heap went harder. But she did go pretty hard yes, which is an amazing indictment, because she is a Liberal. She's never tried to hide it, nor should she. As Poppa said, lots of commentators are openly on one side of the fence.
Saw Media Watch on ABC last night. Looked at Bolt and Jones lamenting that poor old Tone never had a chance because of the rampant media bias against him, mainly referring to Fairfax. Never mind the rampant media bias in favour of Abbott in the far higher selling Murdoch rags, and on their radio programs. MW then did an analysis of front pages in the Fairfax v Murdoch papers. A few that could be viewed as anti in Fairfax, but really they were just reporting stuff ups, but there a cavalcade of over-the-top anti ALP front pages in Murdoch, eg 'Kick this mob out'.
It was interesting because the extreme bias in favour of the LNP in the biggest selling papers and high rating radio had little impact.
KnightersRevenge said:On what TS? The leadership ballot or the election? I would argue it had a big impact on the public's ability to judge the competence of Labor and Gillard in particular. Look at the stats for government activity, Gillard slays Tone and she had a minority government. One question is if they had left Kevin07 in charge could he have turned the tide? As a much more beloved public figure the answer may well be yes.
What I hope is that Labor is learning the lesson the hard way. Malcolm will (in rhetoric if not in policy) move the coalition back towards the centre. That "should" force Labor back towards the left a bit.
tigersnake said:It was interesting because the extreme bias in favour of the LNP in the biggest selling papers and high rating radio had little impact.
it was only a couple of weeks ago that Abbott was lamenting about how the social media channels are full of crap, etc, etc.
Ian4 said:Bolt's reaction is gold.
The other reason Bolt in peed off is that Abbott would have had another go at changing the laws under which he was prosecuted if he won the next election and got a more sympathetic senatetigersnake said:It is. I dunno why I'm surprised, but it seems he thinks he could single-handedly keep an incompetent, extremist reactionary PM in power. (The people I know who admit to voting for Abbott say they had no idea he'd be that extreme, and would never have voted for him if they did).
Sintiger said:The other reason Bolt in peed off is that Abbott would have had another go at changing the laws under which he was prosecuted if he won the next election and got a more sympathetic senate
That case still burns the Boltman up